Date(s) - 19/07/2016 - 26/07/2016
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Galerie Romain Rolland
About the artist: Ajay Bhatia is a documentary photographer from Chandigarh engaged in travel, event and architectural photography. His work explores the contemporary spirit and lifestyle of modern cities and the traditional essence, heritage and culture of historical cities, towns and villages of India. He is also interested in documenting the rhythms, colors and energy of the traditional dance, music and folk art of India. Ajay believes that the India subcontinent is a land of great diversity and beauty. “One would need several lifetimes to exhaust its infinite photographic possibilities.”But he hopes to create a photographic memory of as many regions of the land as he is able to visit.
About the art: Chandigarh has the unique attribute of being the only completely inhabited city designed by Le Corbusier. The photographer Ajay considers fortunate that this city has been his home for more than three decades now. During these years he has travelled to various parts of the world but when he returns there is always a sense of homecoming. The feeling of returning to a city, which is tranquil, beautiful and well ordered, where humanity, architecture and nature exist in close harmony. The present exhibition being held during Le Corbusier’s 50th death anniversary is inspired by his readings from “Towards A New Architecture.” In this book Le Corbusier speaks about the great primary forms of geometry: cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders and pyramids. As Le Corbusier said: “Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Our eyes are made to see forms in light. Light and shade reveal them. The image of these forms is distinct and tangible within us, without ambiguity. It is for this reason that they are the most beautiful forms.”